No, These Are Probably Not ‘Fortnite’ Season 6 Leaked Battle Pass Skins

It’s not uncommon for glimpses at Fortnite battle pass skins to be leaked before they are live in the game, but there’s a collection going around right now that I wanted to comment on, because no, I do not believe that they are an early leak of season 6’s battle pass skins, which is what many are saying.

The batch of skins, some of which are featured above, are from Kevuru Games, an animation studio which has done work on Fortnite skins for Epic before, which is why many are making this logical leap. But when you look at the final image of all eight potential “heroes” from the season, a number of things jump out at me.

  • There are eight actual Fortnite skins listed on their ArtStation page, complete with Fortnite and Epic branding, and none of them are stylized the same way as this “Team 361” image.
  • There are eight skins in the team image, and Fortnite only has seven in a battle pass, though I suppose one could be a secret skin. But it does not seem likely that Epic would outsource all the battle pass skins for a single season to an outside studio like this.
  • While it’s possible these could be future Fortnite concepts, I’m not sure they’re Fortnite at all, as those skins are not usually posed with weapons, and the aesthetic just looks…different, from the smaller eyes to the skinnier limbs.
  • Perhaps the most telling evidence that these are not leaked Fortnite season 6 battle pass skins is the fact that this image is…still online after a day of speculation about it. If this was a leak, you can bet Epic would mandate that it would be taken down immediately. According to the website, it’s been posted for nine days.

So in the end, nothing really points to this list of characters being Fortnite’s new battle pass lineup. Again, I won’t rule out perhaps them being future concepts, but for now, I’m guessing Epic has something else in store. I don’t know whether it will lean heavily on licensed IPs like it did for its Marvel season or its Mandalorian-led battle pass, but it seems unlikely this studio would be tasked with making all seven of the battle pass skins plus as secret skin, and this “team” may be for an entirely different project of theirs.

I would probably expect something legitimate to leak as we get close to the release of season 6, as that’s what usually happens, but I think people are looking in the wrong place here.

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